Learning Specialist Inclusion

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1335322

Reference: 1335322

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2      Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

SC6      Demonstrated expertise to plan for and support students with a disability and diverse educational needs.



Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.  Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.


In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
  • Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration
  • Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers
  • Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches
  • Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
  • Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile


Bonbeach Primary School was built in a well-established and attractive area in 1958. The school is situated in the City of Kingston, 35 kilometres south east of Melbourne. The location provides the school with easy access to Port Phillip Bay, Edithvale Wetlands and Patterson River and community sporting venues. The school sits amidst extensive, picturesque treed grounds.


School enrolments are 379 and increasing as younger families move into the area. It is anticipated in 2024 the enrolments will reach approximately 390 Students.


The school’s mission is to provide students with a strong sense of personal identity, responsibility and positive self-esteem within a caring environment. We aim to develop each students unique academic potential to the maximum, preparing children for an increasingly complex and changing world. We foster team work, co-operative methods of learning, strong peer support and a high level of parental involvement in all facets of school operation.


The education program offered by Bonbeach Primary School is highly regarded by the community. The emphasis of the program is the development of literacy and numeracy and student well-being, supported by Key Improvement Areas of Teaching and Learning with a particular emphasis on student engagement, development of Literacy, in particular writing, and Whole School Welfare. Bonbeach Primary School also provides a comprehensive curriculum covering all eight key learning areas. Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment are based strongly on Victorian Curriculum. Organised access to the latest learning technologies is available throughout the school.

Curriculum Organisation and Delivery

The school structure is co-educational with a mix of composite and straight grades. Co-operative planning and interaction among all grades and sections, is strongly promoted.

Programs are operating in Literacy Support, the Victorian Early Years Literacy Program, Library, Visual Arts, Indonesian, Performing Arts, and Physical Education. Music, Physical Education, Literacy support and Indonesian are taught with teachers being responsible for `specialists programs' as well as other co-ordination duties and roles.

Bonbeach Primary School offers its students many opportunities to be actively involved in an extensive range of enrichment activities such as: - Junior School Council, Science, Technology and Mathematics theme days, camping, concert performance, swimming, buddies, Life Education, transition (Pre-School to Preparatory and Year 6 to 7). There is a strong emphasis on participation in sport with successful inter-school competitions in athletics, swimming, cross-country running and summer and winter sports.

Each student is assessed regularly so that strengths can be built upon and, through a very active Pupil Welfare Team, which works with Guidance Officers, Speech Therapist, Visiting Teachers and parents, improvement areas can be identified and dealt with through individual assistance and a literacy intervention program.


Bonbeach Primary School has a staff of 28 teachers including the Principal and Assistant Principal. Support staff includes a full-time Business Manager and a part-time administrative officer and 6 integration aides. Our Preschool has 3 Early Childhood Teachers and 4 Educators.


Bonbeach PS and Preschool have recently completed a major building upgrade, enabling the school to have state of the art facilities.

The community is very proud of its magnificent grounds that provide quiet shaded areas, a large oval, basketball and netball courts, an outdoor learning area as well as senior and junior adventure playgrounds.

Learning Specialist Inclusion

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Ken Jones | 9772 3471

Learning Specialist Inclusion